Instructional Activity# Making the Base

Lesson 17. Unit 7. Grade 7 Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources10 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 17, Unit 7, Grade 7. This activity reviews the work students did previously drawing shapes with given conditions. Students draw as many different triangles as they can that could be the base of the triangular prism, given two side lengths and one angle measure for the triangle. In preparation for calculating surface area and volume in the next activity, students select one of their triangles and find its area. This will require them to draw and measure the height of the triangle.